Josef Albers

German-American, 1888-1976

9,742 followers

Josef Albers

German-American, 1888-1976

9,742 followers

Josef Albers is best known for his seminal “Homage to the Square” series of the 1950s and '60s, …

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Josef Albers is best known for his seminal “Homage to the Square” series of the 1950s and '60s, which focused on the simplification of form and the interplay of shape and color. “Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature,” he once said. “I prefer to see with closed eyes.” His abstract canvases employed …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$2m, Christie's, 2012
Solo show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 12 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta
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